Viktor Yanukovych

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Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych , Russian: Виктор Фёдорович Янукович; born July 9, 1950) is a Ukrainian politician who has been the President of Ukraine since February 2010. more info »

Viktor Yanukovych has been in the news in 27 countries in the past week:

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Qatar 3 2.08% 1916426 3099km 0.4
United Kingdom 15 1.84% 63705000 2393km 11.7
Australia 5 1.84% 23167742 13011km 4.26
Lebanon 7 2.93% 4822000 1715km 1.41
Spain 4 0.87% 46704314 2992km 4.05
Nigeria 4 0.84% 173615000 4874km 14.53
Russia 30 12.45% 143400000 4343km 178.51
Israel 1 0.76% 8051200 1959km 0.61
Canada 3 0.91% 35141542 6989km 3.19
United States 5 1.3% 316570000 9117km 41.22
Cyprus 5 2.87% 862000 1558km 0.25
Jordan 3 5.45% 6482000 2029km 3.54
Argentina 2 0.66% 40117096 13189km 2.65
Japan 4 1.54% 127310000 8084km 19.59
Antigua And Barbuda 3 6.52% 86295 8856km 0.06
United Arab Emirates 4 1.49% 8264070 3378km 1.23
Singapore 1 0.4% 5310000 8575km 0.21
Taiwan 2 1.31% 23349724 7989km 3.05
Malaysia 4 3.88% 29786600 9105km 11.57
Costa Rica 2 0.66% 4667096 10980km 0.31
Hong Kong 5 1.02% 7173900 7602km 0.73
China 3 1.12% 1359680000 5987km 151.64
Colombia 1 0.46% 47214000 10682km 2.18
Vietnam 1 1.82% 88780000 7511km 16.14
Pakistan 1 0.66% 184113000 3825km 12.11
Bolivia 1 1.18% 10027254 11929km 1.18
World Coverage Rating 486.31

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Apr 19, 2014
Hong Kong - But, says Moscow, neither are pro-Western protesters in Kiev budging from the iconic Maidan square they continue to occupy even after ousting former president Viktor Yanukovych two months ago. full story »
United Arab Emirates - He will be meeting leaders who have taken charge since the February ouster of pro-Kremlin former president Viktor Yanukovych, after months of massive and bloody street protests. full story »
Japan - Ukraine has faced months of turmoil, first in Kiev by protesters angry that former President Viktor Yanukovych wanted closer ties with Russia instead of Europe, then in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian supporters. full story »
Pakistan - But, says Moscow, neither are pro-Western protesters in Kiev budging from the iconic Maidan square they continue to occupy even after ousting former president Viktor Yanukovych two months ago “One cannot treat Russia like it is a shameful student, and brandish a piece of paper on which we put crosses next to the duties it has accomplished, “said Peskov full story »
United Kingdom - Ukraine has been in crisis since President Viktor Yanukovych was toppled in February. full story »
Nigeria - The protesters also insisted that pro-European Union demonstrators in Kiev’s Maidan Square – the vanguard of the protest movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Moscow – had to pack up their camp first. full story »
Qatar - In Kiev, pro-Western protesters who have maintained street barricades since forcing the ouster of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych two months ago vowed to stay put. full story »
United States - This step may be popular with those who view Ukraine's interim authorities -- who took power in February after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, who some saw as too closely aligned with Russia -- as illegitimate. full story »
Apr 18, 2014
United Kingdom - The protesters also insisted that pro-European Union demonstrators in Kiev's Maidan Square - the vanguard of the protest movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Moscow - had to pack up their camp first. full story »
China - KIEV, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine's new government has asked the Intentional Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the civilian deaths during protests that led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, local media reported Friday. full story »
Russia - The move followed the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych, after months of street protests prompted by his rejection of a trade deal with the EU. full story »
Vietnam - But Moscow has categorically denied links to the gunmen and blamed Ukraine's interim leaders – brought to power in February after the ouster of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych – of bringing the country close to civil war. full story »
Jordan - NATO promptly announced it was deploying more forces in eastern Europe and urged Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine, which has been in turmoil since the ouster of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February and now threatens to split between its EU-leaning west and Russian-speaking east. full story »
Australia - Nevertheless, he added, “we strongly condemn the anti-Semitic content, but also all attempts to use anti-Semitism for political purposes” Russia has repeatedly accused the new authorities in Kiev of being dominated by anti-Semites and fascists following the ouster of Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych in Februaryt full story »
Hong Kong - Nato promptly announced it was deploying more forces in eastern Europe and urged Russia to stop "destabilising" Ukraine, which has been in turmoil since the ousting of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February and now threatens to split between its EU-leaning west and Russian-speaking east. full story »
Apr 17, 2014
Nigeria - He reiterated that Moscow sees the forced ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych by the Ukrainian parliament as an “anti-constitutional coup” Putin accused the Ukrainian authorities of neglecting to address the event in February and committing “another crime by using tanks and aircraft against civilians” He said Russia had to take certain measures to “protect people from any possibility the (Ukrainian) forces will be used against them,” but refr... full story »
Russia - Any restrictions on movements between the neighboring states — which share close cross-border family and business ties — risk aggravating a crisis that erupted when pro-Moscow Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February and Russian troops seized control in Crimea. full story »
United Kingdom - Russia, which strongly opposed the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February, has proposed a new constitution which devolves more power to the regions. full story »
Japan - Eastern Ukraine was the support base for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after months of protests over his decision to reject closer relations with the European Union and turn instead toward Russia. full story »
Lebanon - They were at Maidan, they created and improvised galleries and they spent several months together with the protesters” Much of the art played a direct role in the protests against President Viktor Yanukovych’s government: So-called strike posters created by graphic designers were circulated on Facebook and used as symbolss full story »
China - He reiterated that Moscow sees the forced ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych by Ukrainian parliament as "anti-constitutional coup." full story »
United States - Advance stalled Since the ouster of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February after months of protests, Kiev's interim government has faced a wave of protests in the Russian-speaking east. full story »
Australia - A concerned NATO said it was deploying more forces in eastern Europe and called for Russia to stop “destabilising” the former Soviet republic, which has been in deep turmoil since the ouster of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Apr 16, 2014
Lebanon - Kiev's untested interim leaders -- who took power in February after four months of pro-European protests ousted Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych -- have struggled to meet the high-stakes challenge presented by the coordinated raids that began in the industrial hubs of Donetsk and Lugansk and have since spread to nearby coal mining towns and villages. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The icing on the cake from Moscow’s point of view is that the new Ukraine would be in receipt of considerable economic aid from Western countries instead of being, as it would have been had former president Viktor Yanukovych’s deal with Putin not been discarded, exclusively a charge on Russia. full story »
Russia - Some protesters drew parallels between the uprising in Kiev that resulted in former President Viktor Yanukovych's ouster and the pro-Russian protests. full story »
United States - Then-President Viktor Yanukovych initially said he would sign it. full story »
United Kingdom - The move, condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West, followed the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Canada - Support base for ousted president Eastern Ukraine was the support base for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after months of protests over his decision to back away from closer relations with the European Union and turn toward Russia. full story »
Qatar - The stand-off has raised fears in the West and in Kiev that Russia might intervene militarily on behalf of Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, following its annexation of the Crimean region last month in response to the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovych, after weeks of protests. full story »
Jordan - The standoff has raised fears in the West and in Kiev that Russia might intervene militarily on behalf of Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, following its annexation of the Crimean region last month in response to the overthrow of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovych, after weeks of protests. full story »
Apr 15, 2014
Russia - The protests against former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych began just as there was a sharp drop in temperatures at the end of November, Zavodchenkov said. full story »
Japan - The Cabinet in charge since the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych in February includes some nationalist figures, but there is no substantive evidence the Russian-speaking population has been subject to any widespread intimidation in recent weeks. full story »
United Kingdom - The move, condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West, followed the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Nigeria - The move, condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West, followed the ousting of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Taiwan - The current crisis in Ukraine began with former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to reject an EU Association Agreement, opting instead for a deal with Russia that included desperately needed financing. full story »
Singapore - Since President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country on Feb 21, citing worries about his safety, the situation in Ukraine has spiralled rapidly towards armed confrontation. full story »
Apr 14, 2014
Russia - Ever since pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia in late February, Russia has demanded constitutional reforms that would turn Ukraine into a loose federal state. full story »
Japan - Speaking late Sunday on Russian state television, ousted president Viktor Yanukovych accused the CIA of being behind the new government’s decision to turn to force, a claim the CIA denied as “completely false” Yanukovych claimed that CIA director John Brennan met with Ukraine’s new leadership and “in fact sanctioned the use of weapons and provoked bloodshed” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said that while the agency doesn’t comment on Brennan’s travel ... full story »
Jordan - He blamed Russia, which opposed a pro-Europe uprising that forced Moscow-backed former president Viktor Yanukovych to flee, for being behind the rash of rebellions across Russian-speaking towns in eastern Ukraine. full story »
Australia - Speaking late yesterday on Russian state television, ousted president Viktor Yanukovych accused the CIA of being behind the new government’s decision to turn to force, a claim the CIA denied as “completely false” Mr Yanukovych claimed that CIA director John Brennan met with Ukraine’s new leadership and “in fact sanctioned the use of weapons and provoked bloodshed” Ukraine now has “one foot into a civil war,” Mr Yanukovych declared, flanked by his... full story »
United Kingdom - Eastern Ukraine has a large Russian-speaking population and has seen a series of protests since the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Canada - Ever since pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia in late February, Russia has demanded constitutional reforms that would turn Ukraine into a loose federal state  After staunchly refusing such demands, Turchynov indicated Monday that holding a nation-wide referendum on the nation's status was a possibility and that such a vote could be conducted on May 25, along with presidential elections, the Interfax news agency report... full story »
United States - The region was the support base for pro-Moscow former President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in February after months of protests in Kiev. full story »
Apr 13, 2014
Nigeria - Eastern Ukraine has a large Russian-speaking population and has seen a series of protests since the ousting of Ukraine’s pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Russia - Russian officials have repeatedly said that the current Ukrainian government, which it says illegally seized power after President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in late February, is the cause of the current unrest in the country. full story »
United Kingdom - Eastern Ukraine has a large Russian-speaking population and has seen a series of protests since the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Lebanon - Russia massed up to 40,000 troops on Ukraine's eastern border after a new pro-Western government swept to power on the back of violent winter protests against pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Australia - The police said a separate group of assailants had also unsuccessfully tried to seize the prosecutor’s office in Donetsk — a bustling city of one million that was the seat of power of president Viktor Yanukovych before his ouster and flight to Russia. full story »
Canada - Speaking late Sunday on Russian state television, ousted president Viktor Yanukovych accused the CIA of being behind the new government's decision to turn to force, a claim the CIA denied as "completely false." full story »
Qatar - The police said a separate group of assailants had also unsuccessfully tried to seize the prosecutor’s office in Donetsk - a bustling city of 1mn that was the seat of power of president Viktor Yanukovych before his ouster and flight to Russia. full story »
Guam - The unrest in Donetsk and the city of Slovyansk, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) to the north, were the latest shows of spiraling anger in eastern Ukraine, which has a large Russian-speaking population and was also the support base for Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian president who was ousted in February after months of protests in the capital, Kiev. full story »
Apr 12, 2014
United Kingdom - Eastern Ukraine has a large Russian-speaking population and has seen a series of protests since the ousting of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Nigeria - That discount had been agreed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s then President Viktor Yanukovych, in which Russia also said it would buy $15bn-worth of Ukrainian government bonds. full story »
Apr 11, 2014
United Kingdom - That discount had been agreed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's then President Viktor Yanukovych, in which Russia also said it would buy $15bn-worth of Ukrainian government bonds. full story »
Russia - The protesters in Luhansk, who like Moscow are critical of the Euromaidan revolution that ousted the Kremlin-backed Viktor Yanukovych as president, have taken guns from an armory inside the building and are pressing for a referendum on the future of the region. full story »
Cyprus - It still depends on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks that the annexation of Crimea is enough compensation for the humiliation he suffered when his ally in Kiev, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by a popular revolution. full story »
Hong Kong - Photo: EPA Ukraine's richest man has seized on the stand-off between the Kiev authorities and pro-Russia separatists to help forge new political alliances after the overthrow of his former ally, president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Apr 10, 2014
Russia - Lawmaker Oleh Tsaryov, a member of Ukraine's Party of Regions, which endorsed former President Viktor Yanukovych in the last elections, was greeted with a torrent of verbal abuse as he made his way to the hospital in Mykolaiv on Wednesday. full story »
United Kingdom - Ukraine's pro-Moscow leader, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown in an uprising in February, triggered by his refusal to sign a deal that would have strengthened ties with the European Union. full story »
Qatar - She stands under the statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, where Kiev’s winter protests to oust pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych are viewed – as in Moscow – as a coup by “fascists”. full story »
Apr 09, 2014
Hong Kong - Serhiy Tyhipko, a Ukrainian lawmaker associated with ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych's government, urged the new authorities in Kiev not to storm the building in Luhansk but rather to negotiate a peaceful resolution. full story »
Russia - The Lugansk security service building was among several government offices seized by pro-Moscow groups Sunday in an escalation of protests against the interim government in power since the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Taiwan - Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said protesters in the town of Kharkiv had been cleared in a lightning, 18-minute “anti-terrorist” operation, pinning responsibility for the building’s occupation on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
United Kingdom - Crisis timeline 21 Nov 2013: President Viktor Yanukovych abandons an EU deal Dec: Pro-EU protesters occupy Kiev city hall and Independence Square 20-21 Feb 2014: At least 88 people killed in Kiev clashes 22 Feb: Mr Yanukovych flees; parliament removes him and calls election 27-28 Feb: Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in Crimea. full story »
Saudi Arabia - “I call this a theater of the absurd,” he said “It is just artists performing, but the main thing is that there is an ever-dwindling audience” Both cities are in Ukraine’s east, where hostility is strong toward the government that took power in February after the ouster of Kremlin-friendly President Viktor Yanukovycha full story »
Qatar - Symonenko stirred nationalist anger when, referring to pro-Russian protesters who seized buildings in eastern Ukraine, he said that nationalists had set a precedent earlier this year by seizing public buildings in protest at the rule of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Lebanon - Kiev also regained control of an administration office in Kharkiv and the security service headquarters of Donetsk, the stronghold of Viktor Yanukovych prior to his ouster as president and flight to Russia. full story »
Apr 08, 2014
Russia - Responding to accusations that Russia was organizing and paying for protests in southeastern Ukraine, Lavrov hinted that the US had been paying for protests against President Viktor Yanukovych earlier this year and accused the US of "shifting the blames" full story »
Guam - Both cities are in Ukraine's east, where hostility is strong toward the new government that took power in February after the ouster of Kremlin-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
United Kingdom - Crisis timeline 21 Nov 2013: President Viktor Yanukovych abandons an EU deal Dec: Pro-EU protesters occupy Kiev city hall and Independence Square 20-21 Feb 2014: At least 88 people killed in Kiev clashes 22 Feb: Mr Yanukovych flees; parliament removes him and calls election 27-28 Feb: Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in Crimea. full story »
United States - Donetsk is the hometown of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, whose pro-Russian government was toppled in a popular revolt in February. full story »
Nigeria - Russia is refusing to recognise the new authorities in Kiev who took power after pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February. full story »
Qatar - Accusing the West of funding radical groups in Ukraine that helped to topple president Viktor Yanukovych, he expressed concern that Russia also faced a threat from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) “serving foreign national interests”. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Moscow has repeatedly accused the new authorities in Kiev and the protesters who toppled pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych of being extremists, nationalists and even “Nazis”. full story »
Apr 07, 2014
Hong Kong - In Donetsk, home base of deposed president Viktor Yanukovych, who has Moscow's support, about 120 pro-Russia activists calling themselves the "Republican People's Soviet of Donetsk" seized the chamber of the regional assembly. full story »
Russia - The takeovers marked the biggest success of pro-Russian activists in a series of protests that have shaken eastern Ukraine since pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in late February and new leaders appointed. full story »
Nigeria - Eastern Ukraine was the heartland of support for Viktor Yanukovych, the president who fled to Russia in February after months of protests. full story »
United Kingdom - Eastern Ukraine was the political heartland of Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian president who fled to Russia in February after months of protests. full story »
Lebanon - Eastern Ukraine was the heartland of support for Viktor Yanukovych, the president who fled to Russia in February after months of protests. full story »
United States - Mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine has seen a sharp rise in tensions since a new pro-European government took charge in Kiev after the overthrow of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Canada - Both cities are in Ukraine's east, where hostility is strong toward the government that took power in February after the ouster of Kremlin-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
United Arab Emirates - And yet, as Ukrainians work to rebuild our country after Viktor Yanukovych’s predatory rule, we are facing a new threat, in the form of a “peace offensive” — that old staple of Soviet diplomacy designed to undermine Western resolve. full story »
Apr 06, 2014
United Kingdom - The unrest comes amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the removal of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych and Russia's annexation of Crimea. full story »
Russia - Protesters in Donetsk, the hometown of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, barricaded themselves inside the administration building and hung a Russian flag from a second-floor balcony. full story »
United States - The protest is the latest challenge to Ukraine's embattled new government, which took power after a revolt that toppled pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Canada - Eastern Ukraine was the heartland of support for Viktor Yanukovych, the president who fled to Russia in February after months of protests. full story »
Apr 04, 2014
Russia - Relations between Kiev and Moscow have soured in recent months, following the ousting of Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February and Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula in March. full story »
Barbados - KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s interim authorities today accused fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people, but they provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev that left more than 100 people dead. full story »
Apr 03, 2014
Hong Kong - Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea, and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to recover the Black Sea peninsula "Crimea is a tragedy, a major tragedy," Viktor Yanukovych said on Wednesday in his first interview since fleeing to Russia in February following months-long protests focused on corruption and his decision to seek closer ties w... full story »
United Kingdom - More than 100 protesters were killed in unrest that started last November when then President Viktor Yanukovych abandoned an association deal with the EU in favour of closer ties with Russia. full story »
Russia - Economic Squeeze Russia has moved to squeeze Ukraine's faltering economy after protesters toppled pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, installing new leaders bent on pursuing closer ties with the EU. full story »
Peru - Valentyn Nalyvaichenko dando detalles sobre el informe del servicio de seguridad que inculpa a Viktor Yanúkovich de usar una red de asesinos para reprimir a la oposición, entre otros cargos (Foto: Reuters) Kiev (AP) full story »
Guam - KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukraine government on Thursday accused ousted President Viktor Yanukovych of using hired killers and kidnappers to terrorize his political opponents with direction from Moscow, as Russia demanded to know what NATO is up to in east Ukraine. full story »
Japan - Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev when former President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a European political and economic deal with similar conditions, in favor of a $15 billion no-strings-disclosed deal from Russia. full story »
Apr 02, 2014
Russia - Developments in Crimea have lain bare the damage wrought over the four-year rule of President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in a popular uprising in February, said James Sherr, associate fellow at Chatham House think tank. full story »
United Kingdom - Ukraine's deposed President Viktor Yanukovych says Russia's annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy" and he hopes it will become part of Ukraine again. full story »
Lebanon - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: Ukraine's ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, said Wednesday that he was "wrong" to invite Russian troops into Crimea, and vowed to try to persuade Russia to return the Black Sea peninsula. full story »
Japan - The Russian discount was part of a financial lifeline that Putin offered Ukraine’s now fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, after his decision to ditch a pact with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow. full story »
Pakistan - Gazprom pressures Ukraine The crisis is at an especially critical juncture in Kiev as Ukrainian politicians jockey for position ahead of May 25 presidential elections after the fall of president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
United States - The move -- effective from 1 April -- ends a discount that was agreed to before Ukraine's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted after months of street protests. full story »
Qatar - The crisis is at an especially critical juncture in Kiev as Ukrainian politicians jockey for position ahead of May 25 presidential elections after the fall of president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Apr 01, 2014
Cayman Islands - The Russian discount was part of a financial lifeline that Putin offered Ukraine's now fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, after his decision to ditch a pact with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow. full story »
United Kingdom - Tensions between the Kremlin and the West rose after the overthrow of pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February, following months of street protests. full story »
Russia - The Kremlin believes that the Ukrainian uprising resulted from ousted President Viktor Yanukovych's weakness, he added, saying they would use the toughest possible methods to crush the opposition. full story »
Hong Kong - The statement underscored Russia’s sensitivity to contacts between Moscow’s former cold war enemy Nato and Ukraine, with whom Russia’s relations have deteriorated since the removal of Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovych as president on February 22. full story »
United Arab Emirates - With Russian financial and political support, for example, Ukraine’s ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, was able to rob his country’s coffers and destroy its army and its bureaucracy. full story »
Canada - The discount was part of a financial lifeline which Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to Ukraine's President, Viktor Yanukovych, after his decision to ditch a pact with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow. full story »
Puerto Rico - Un buen ejemplo es Oleksandr Yanukovych, de 40 años, hijo del depuesto presidente Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Mar 31, 2014
Australia - The annexation came after Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February and fled to Russia following months of protests. full story »
Singapore - Moscow and the West are at odds over Russia's annexation of the Crimea region in March, which followed the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych amid a national dispute over whether the former Soviet republic should align with Europe or Russia "In order to send a strong signal of support, consolidate international support efforts and discuss necessary reforms, we suggest to hold a conference on gathering international su... full story »
Russia - It was the rejection of the same EU deal in November by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych that triggered street protests against his rule after he balked under the threat of economic retaliation from Moscow. full story »
United Kingdom - Tensions between Russia and the West rose after the overthrow of pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February, following months of street protests. full story »
Mar 30, 2014
Russia - The decision of Ukraine's parliament to pass an anti-Russian language law immediately after Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev in late February demonstrated a stunning lack of judgment. full story »
Nigeria - But he has stressed Moscow will protect the rights of ethnic Russians and Russian speakers, after pro-EU protests in Kiev led to the ousting of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
United Kingdom - But he has stressed Moscow will protect the rights of ethnic Russians and Russian speakers, after pro-EU protests in Kiev led to the ousting of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Cyprus - Both men described themselves as “Euromaidan activists”, or part of the wave of demonstrations against former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych which marked the beginning of the Crimea crisis. full story »
Taiwan - Ukraine is now entering a crucial phase in its development after the fall of pro-Kremlin former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych last month, as the clock ticks down to May 25 presidential elections which are expected to cement Kiev’s pro-West course. full story »
Jordan - Ukraine is now at a crossroads after the fall of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February and the clock is ticking down to May 25 presidential elections which are expected to cement Kiev’s pro-West course. full story »
Mar 29, 2014
United Kingdom - Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was freed from jail when Viktor Yanukovych was ousted as president last month, has also said she will stand. full story »
Lebanon - Ukraine is now entering a crucial phase in its development after the fall of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February, as the clock ticks down to May 25 presidential elections which are expected to cement Kiev's pro- West course. full story »
United States - Klitschko, one of the most familiar faces of the opposition during the anti-government protests that ousted pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych last month, also told members of his UDAR party that Ukraine should aim to join the European Union fully. full story »
Nigeria - The move followed months of street protests, which led to the overthrow of pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Cyprus - Zbigniew Brzezinski noted 20 years ago “the widespread feeling in Moscow that Ukrainian independence is an abnormality as well as a threat to Russia’s standing as a global power” With last month’s ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Russia evidently concluded that this threat had become existentialt full story »
Mar 28, 2014
Russia - Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the measures to be scrapped include a 1997 agreement on the conditions of the fleet's stay in Crimea, which was extended by 25 years in a 2010 deal by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Australia - YULIA Tymoshenko, the most experienced — and divisive — politician left in Ukraine after the toppling of president Viktor Yanukovych, confirmed yesterday that she would run for president in elections on May 25. full story »
United Kingdom - In a separate development, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych has called for a national referendum to determine each region's "status within Ukraine". full story »
Hong Kong - “The time has come to tell the truth, to do difficult and unpopular things” Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine, a nation of 46 million, is battling to install a semblance of normalcy since President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February after months of protests ignited by his decision to back away from closer relations with the EU and turn toward Russia. full story »
United States - The sunshine is also warming up debate on the future of the downtown core, which has served since last November as the heart of the protest against the regime of deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Mar 27, 2014
Cayman Islands - Ukraine, a nation of 46 million, is battling to install a semblance of normalcy since President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February after months of protests ignited by his decision to back away from closer relations with the EU and turn toward Russia. full story »
United Kingdom - She was released after serving three years in jail on corruption charges, following the ousting of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Russia - Once Viktor Yanukovych was stripped of presidential powers by the Ukrainian parliament on Feb 22, Putin had to move quickly to take advantage of the power vacuumo full story »
Israel - Many Ukrainian Jews and several Ukrainian Jewish leaders supported the revolution that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych despite the prominent role played in the uprising by leaders of the ultranationalist Svoboda party. full story »
Australia - It is more about (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and his policies, it is not racist,” she said, acknowledging that ethnic Russians had taken part in the street revolt that ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Mar 26, 2014
Jordan - The new Ukrainian authorities announced a radical 50 per cent increase in the price of domestic gas from May 1, meeting an unpopular condition for International Monetary Fund aid which Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovych had refused before he was ousted last month. full story »
Russia - The pro-European protests in Kiev which led to the overthrow of the authorities had been provoked by the decision of the deposed Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, not to sign the association agreement with the EU. full story »
Israel - “I want to debunk the myth that Ukraine is anti-Semitic, which is being spread throughout the world,” he said, referencing allegations by Russian President Vladimir Putin that the revolution over former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s perceived pro-Russian policies was being led by “anti-Semites and neo-Nazis” “I’m probably the best candidatee full story »
United States - Russia also insists the government in Kiev is illegitimate because ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, a close ally of Moscow's, was forced out in an armed coup. full story »
United Arab Emirates - She condemned the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych as an "illegal coup and armed takeover". full story »
Mar 25, 2014
Russia - Ukraine's new government has struggled to exert authority since last month's overthrow of Russian-supported President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Singapore - The House of Representatives has already passed a Bill securing $1 billion (S$126 billion) in loan guarantees offered by President Barack Obama's administration after violent anti-government protests in Kiev forced Ukraine's pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych to fleee full story »
Lebanon - Ukraine's new government has struggled to exert authority since last month's overthrow of Russian-supported President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Taiwan - As for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, removed from the presidential seat last month, perhaps his greatest “contribution” to Russia was not his pro-Russia stance. full story »
Pakistan - The announcement from acting president Oleksandr Turchynov came less than a month after Putin won authorisation to use force in response to the Feb 22 ouster of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych's regime by more nationalist leaders who are seeking a closer alliance with Europe. full story »
Canada - Oleh Lyashko, a lawmaker who supported the protests that ousted Viktor Yanukovych and his government, looks at Russian positions as he visits Ukrainian troops (Osman Karimov/Associated Press) full story »
Mar 24, 2014
United Kingdom - Moscow's annexation of Crimea on 16 March came after protesters overthrew pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Russia - Moscow conspicuously leaves out the fact that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych himself provoked the crisis by ruining the country's economy, double-dealing with the European Union and engaging in corrupt deals while also permitting extreme corruption among members of his family and inner circle. full story »
Nicaragua - Las nuevas autoridades ucranianas, que llegaron al poder el pasado 22 de febrero al derrocar al presidente Víktor Yanukóvich, han lanzado una campaña de investigación de varios altos cargos ucranianos, cercanos al entonces máximo mandatario, y que se creen implicados en distintos esquemas de corrupción. full story »
United States - It has clinched an association agreement with the European Union, as currently sought by the pro-Western leaders who came to power in Ukraine after the removal of Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Thailand - Is there something Thailand can learn from the Euromaidan, the ongoing political demonstration in Ukraine that has ousted President Viktor Yanukovych but is still far from achieving its ideal goal of seeing real democracy? full story »
Mar 23, 2014
Russia - This is a highly symbolic piece of paper — part of the very same EU deal that touched off Ukraine's political crisis when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected it in November, igniting months of protests that eventually drove him from power. full story »
United Kingdom - Russia annexed Crimea following a referendum on 16 March, which came after the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. full story »
Mar 22, 2014
Hong Kong - It's also the support base for Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian president who fled to Russia last month after three months of protests in the capital, Kiev, triggered by his decision not to sign an agreement with the European Union. full story »
Canada - He laid flowers at a makeshift memorial for some of those killed during the overthrow of president Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Singapore - Stavytsky's career blossomed under the presidency of ousted Viktor Yanukovych and was appointed energy minister in December 2012. full story »
United States - It was the decision by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in November to ditch the trade pact in favor of closer ties with Russia that triggered the protests that led to his ouster in February and spiraled into the current crisis. full story »
United Kingdom - Crisis timeline 21 Nov 2013: President Viktor Yanukovych abandons an EU deal Dec: Pro-EU protesters occupy Kiev city hall and Independence Square 20-21 Feb 2014: At least 88 people killed in Kiev clashes 22 Feb: Mr Yanukovych flees; parliament removes him and calls election 27-28 Feb: Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in Crimea. full story »
Mar 21, 2014
United Kingdom - Crisis timeline 21 Nov 2013: President Viktor Yanukovych abandons an EU deal Dec: Pro-EU protesters occupy Kiev city hall and Independence Square 20-21 Feb 2014: At least 88 people killed in Kiev clashes 22 Feb: Mr Yanukovych flees; parliament removes him and calls election 27-28 Feb: Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in Crimea. full story »
Nicaragua - El acuerdo de asociación UE-Ucrania firmado este viernes es el mismo que había renunciado a firmar el presidente ucraniano Viktor Yanukovich en noviembre, optando en cambio por estrechar sus lazos con Rusia. full story »
Russia - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the agreement on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels, four months after the first protests that erupted in Kiev following then-President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to spurn an EU trade deal. full story »
Japan - So perhaps the simplest answer to this question is that whatever the economic costs, the Russian leadership has become convinced that doing nothing after ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled Ukraine represented a security threat that could not be ignored. full story »
Hong Kong - Our major concern right now is whether he [President Vladimir Putin] will go beyond Crimea, whether Russia will intervene in the eastern parts Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen Ukraine has responded by seeking protection from Western powers and planning on Friday to sign the political portion of a broad EU Association Agreement whose rejection in November by Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych sparked the protests that eventually... full story »
Mar 20, 2014
Taiwan - Russian forces took control of Crimea about two weeks ago in the wake of the ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych after months of protests and sporadic violence. full story »
Lebanon - Russian forces effectively took control of Crimea some two weeks ago in the wake of the ouster of Ukraine's pro- Russia president, Viktor Yanukovych, after months of protests and sporadic violence. full story »
Hong Kong - Few could have foreseen that then-Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of the EU's association agreement last year would lead to massive, months-long demonstrations and ultimately Yanukovych fleeing to Russia. full story »
Brazil - As forças russas tomaram o controle da região separatista da Ucrânia com maioria de russos, a Crimeia, há duas semanas, após uma crise política que derrubou o presidente ucraniano, Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Russia - This was clearly an unconstitutional act since President Viktor Yanukovych, although venal, incompetent and corrupt, was just that — a democratically elected president? full story »
Mar 18, 2014
Bolivia - La Casa Blanca apuntó contra 11 personas: siete rusas y cuatro acusadas de colusión con Rusia en Ucrania, entre las cuales están el depuesto presidente Víktor Yanukovich y un consejero, así como dos dirigentes separatistas de Crimea, Serguei Axionov y Volodimir Konstantinov. full story »
Nov 05, 2013
Russia - The issue will turn on whether Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fulfills one vital condition: a full pardon for political prisoner and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. full story »
Oct 31, 2013
Russia - Raising gas prices at home would be highly unpopular for President Viktor Yanukovych's government, with a presidential election due in early 2015, and the issue remains a stumbling block in the way of any new loan deal with the IMF. full story »
Oct 29, 2013
Russia - But the signatures hinge on the release of ex-Prime Minister Tymoshenko, a fierce opponent of President Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Oct 28, 2013
Russia - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has made good on his campaign promise by signing a decree for the country to switch to an exclusively professional army "There will no longer be a draft," Yanukovych recently declaredi full story »
Oct 27, 2013
Russia - In the summer of 2004, President Vladimir Putin waived this requirement as Moscow's goodwill gesture toward Ukraine to help the campaign of the pro-Russian presidential candidate, Viktor Yanukovych. full story »
Oct 24, 2013
Russia - 11 Tatyana Ivzhenko article headlined "Putin to make proposal to Yanukovych for last time" looks ahead at talks between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych, to be held in Minskl full story »
Oct 23, 2013
Russia - Russia finds it particularly offensive that Kiev's drift toward Europe is occurring under Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, whom Moscow initially hailed as pro-Russian. full story »
Oct 22, 2013
Afghanistan - On Monday in Kiev, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signaled he was unwilling to pardon her and suggested that a special law should be passed allowing Tymoshenko to be sent to Germany for medical treatment (AP) full story »
Oct 21, 2013
Russia - KIEV — The party of Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on Monday rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's terms for her release and European envoys said time was running out to solve a row which is threatening agreements with the European Union. full story »
Oct 20, 2013
Russia - European envoys, shuttling between Brussels and Kiev, have asked President Viktor Yanukovych to grant a pardon to his arch-rival to allow her to travel as a free person to Germany to be treated for spinal problems. full story »
Oct 18, 2013
Hong Kong - The comments by Viktor Yanukovych were the strongest indication yet of his willingness to release Tymoshenko within weeks, but they appeared to fall short of what Tymoshenko and the European Union are pushing for. full story »
Oct 17, 2013
United States - (CNN) -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych would sign a law that would allow imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to leave the country for medical treatment if Parliament passes such a measure, he said Thursday. full story »
Oct 15, 2013
Russia - Tymoshenko, a bitter rival of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, was jailed for seven years in 2011 for abuse of office after what the EU and Western governments said was a political trial. full story »
Oct 13, 2013
Russia - KIEV — The European Union on Friday warned Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych that he would have to free former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to be sure of sealing agreements on association and free trade next month. full story »
Oct 09, 2013
Russia - When Viktor Yanukovych won the presidential election there, Moscow leaders were raising their champagne glasses in jubilation. full story »
Oct 08, 2013
Russia - Now the bad blood between President Viktor Yanukovych and Yulia Tymoshenko, his jailed opponent, seems the only real bar to a landmark deal with Europe that offers Ukraine an escape from centuries of Russian influence. full story »
Oct 03, 2013
Russia - "The [EU] Council of Ministers has also mentioned the number of economic benchmarks and my message here was: 'Look, you should not only comply with the political conditions but also with the economic conditions,'" EU commissioner Karel De Gucht said Wednesday after meeting President Viktor Yanukovych and other members of the Kiev leadership. full story »
Sep 26, 2013
China - The 68th session of the UN General Assembly began its annual general debate here Tuesday (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei) Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych speaks at the opening of the General Debate of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept 24, 2013y full story »
Sep 25, 2013
Russia - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych continued to push for his country’s integration into the European Union and increased standing in the United Nations during a visit to New York for the 68th session of the UN General Assembly this week. full story »